Yealands Estate has been selected as the only New Zealand company and the only winery to be shortlisted in The International Green Awards.
The Marlborough winery has been shortlisted with five other international organisations from the UK, the USA and Australia in the Most Sustainable Medium Organisation category of the awards.
The International Green Awards programme represents the most sustainable organisations across the world and focuses on identifying companies that have embedded sustainability across their organisational processes.
Owner and Founder of Yealands Estate, Peter Yealands is thrilled to be recognised among such elite company.
"Our mission is to become a world leader in sustainable wine production and this is another step towards achieving that goal. These awards recognise our work on a global level, among the world’s best."
Entrants are evaluated on sustainability vision, level of innovation and advocacy against eight sustainability indicators ranging from energy and carbon, through to supply chain and resources. All entries were judged anonymously, to avoid any prejudice.
Winner’s across all categories, including the prestigious ‘Grand Prix’ award, will be announced at the International Green Awards ceremony on 20th November 2012 at Battersea Power Station, London.
Yealands Estate’s commitment to sustainability received further international recognition in the 2012 Drinks Business Green Awards, where the winery was awarded runner-up in the Sustainability Award of the Year.
About Yealands Estate
Yealands Estate is New Zealand’s leading environmentally sustainable winery based in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough. Developed by entrepreneur Peter Yealands, the privately owned winery features advanced green technology in every aspect of design and function.
It received carboNZeroCertTM certification in April 2009 and in doing so was the largest winery in New Zealand to achieve this status for its organisation and wine products. The winery and vineyard is also accredited under Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand and was recently announced the international runner up for the "Green Company Of The Year" category in the Drinks Business 2012 Green Awards, in the UK.
Yealands Estate wines launched to great acclaim in August 2008 and have collected more than 300 awards to date, which goes to show that being green also means making a great drop.
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